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... This would lead to a combinatorial problem for any methodology. Fortunately, it is common for three to four paths to carry the vast majority of transport O/D flow, and very rarely are more than six or seven routes utilized (Bonsall et al. 1997;Hazelton 2000). So, H I has the maximum limit of paths ðψÞ ¼ 7. ...
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... IGOR (Interactive Guidance on Routes) by Bonsall and Parry [9], is the first simulator introduced, which simulates en-route travel through a network and the provision of real-time information. Following IGOR_s path is VLADIMIR by Bonsall et al. [10], which has as primary purpose to explore the influence of route-guidance and information on drivers_ route choice. The next simulator, developed at MIT by Koutsopoulos et al. [34], is used to collect data and calibrate a route-choice model incorporating concepts of fuzzy logic and fuzzy set theory. ...
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